Stanisław Żukowski (1873 – 1944)


Lot 63. Stanislaw Zukowski, At the Sea Shore, Oil, 1920
Oil on canvas, relined to the edges
Stanislaw Zukowski (1873-1944) – Polish-Russian impressionist
Signed and dated ‘S. Zukowski / 1920’ lower right
On the reverse again signed and dated ‘Stanislaw Zukowski / 1920’
Dimensions: 63 x 88.5 cm
Ornamental partly gilt frame: 79 x 103 cm
Provenance: Private collection, Poland

Panorama painting of a coastal landscape with young green firs in the foreground and view over the wide sea towards the horizon. The artist who was at that time a famous painter stands in the tradition of the impressionists.

The painting is in good condition, consistent with age. It bears overall tiny craquelure. There are rubbed spots due to the frame in some places and under UV light several small retouched spots, mainly to the edges, can be seen. The frame shows signs of age and wear and several small losses of color.

Stanislaw Zukowski (1873-1944)
In 1892 Stanislaw Zukowski attended the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture as a pupil of Makowski and Arkhipov. In addition, he was taught by the great Russian painter Isaak Ilyich Levitan. Already as a student he was honored with several awards, his work ‘Moonlit Night’ was purchased by the Tretyakov Gallery. From 1895 Zukowski regularly participated in exhibitions in Moscow. He was a member of the group ‘Mir Iskusstva’ and the Union of Russian Artists. Zukowski was a celebrated landscape painter in Russia in the tradition of Impressionism; the Russian patron Pavel Tretyakov bought several of his works. Later the artist also received awards abroad, e.g. at the International Art Exhibition in Munich. In 1912 he visited Europe, traveling through Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. After the October Revolution Zukowski initially stayed in Moscow, then worked in Poland, where he taught young artists. In the 1920s, Zukowski’s works were exhibited in the US and Canada, as well as Paris and Copenhagen. Recurring themes in the artist’s oeuvre are landscapes, as well as interiors and window views. His paintings are exhibited in the Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Museum of Russian Art in Kiev, the National Art Museum of Belarus in Minsk, the National Museum in Warsaw, and the National Gallery in Krakow.

Estimate 40,000-50,000 euro. Auctionata. 11/29/16 (160)

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